Shannon Bresaw, MSW

Vice President of Public Health

Shannon Bresaw serves as the Vice President of Public Health for Granite United Way. In this role, Shannon serves as contract administrator for 3 out of the 13 Public Health Networks in NH, including the Capital Area Public Health Network, the Carroll County Coalition for Public Health, and the South Central Public Health Network. Bresaw also oversees public health efforts and initiatives supported by Granite United Way, and works to align these efforts with existing collaborations, partnerships, and Community Health Improvement Plans. In addition, Shannon provides overall leadership and development to statewide public health efforts on behalf of Granite United Way, with a particular focus on NH’s current opioid crisis. 

Shannon received her Master of Social Work Degree in 2004 from the University of New Hampshire, with a concentration in community and administrative practice. She has worked in the field of public health and substance misuse prevention since 2004 and has provided oversight of numerous federal grants, state contracts and other awards. She has been with Granite United Way since 2007. Shannon can be reached by email at shannon.bresaw@graniteuw.org or by phone at (603) 224-2595 x228.

Mary Reed

Senior Director of Public Health

Mary is the Senior Director of Public Health for Granite United Way. She provides leadership, guidance and supervision for the Capital Area Public Health Network and the Carroll County Coalition for Public Health. Mary also leads the public health emergency preparedness efforts in the Capital Area. Mary has significant experience in the field of public health preparedness and emergency services and has been with Granite United Way since September 2013. Mary has been involved with the Capital Area Public Health Network since 2006 and has strong connections in the region. Mary is an excellent problem-solver and dedicated public health professional. Mary oversees the public health preparedness subcommittee and assists with the initiatives of the Public Health Advisory Council (PHAC). Mary can be reached by email at mary@capitalareaphn.org or by phone at (603) 224-2595 x232.

Rachel Maxwell, MPH

Director of Public Health & Resource Development

Rachel Maxwell, MPH, is the Director of Public Health & Resource Development for Granite United Way. Rachel has been an employee of Granite United Way since May 2015. Rachel oversees the Public Health Advisory Council scope of work for the Capital Area Public Health Network, working with key stakeholders in the region on selected public health priorities. Rachel coordinates efforts to implement the Capital Area's Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), including support to CHIP workgroups. Rachel also assists with Resource Development efforts for Granite United Way, providing leadership and coordination for the State Employees Charitable Campaign. Rachel can be reached by email at rachel.maxwell@graniteuw.org or by phone at (603) 224-2595 x225.

Annika Stanley-Smith, BS, CPS

Substance Misuse Prevention Coordinator

Anni Stanley-Smith is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology. Anni works as the Substance Misuse Prevention Coordinator for the Capital Area Public Health Network. She has been an employee of Granite United Way since 2011. She has experience in volunteer management, event planning, networking, public speaking and action planning. Anni received her Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) credential in May 2016. Anni can be reached by email at annika.stanley-smith@graniteuw.org or by phone at (603) 224-2595 x224.

Stacey Elliott, RN

Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response Coordinator, Suicide Prevention Coordinator

Stacey Elliott is the Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator for the Capital Area Public Health Network and has been with Granite United Way since June 2014. Stacey works with the Senior Director to implement the Public Health Preparedness and Response scope of work for the Network. She also oversees the recruitment and management of volunteers for the Capital Area Citizen Corps and also assists with suicide prevention and substance misuse prevention strategies. Stacey is a Registered Nurse and is a certified trainer in CONNECT. Stacey sits on several statewide and regional committees, including the NH Suicide Prevention Public Policy sub-committee and the NH Suicide Prevention Survivors of Suicide Loss committee. Stacey can be reached by email at stacey@capitalareaphn.org or by phone at (603) 224-2595 x231.